The Internet is as safe as a dark street in a dangerous neighborhood. If you are lucky you will not be attacked but the odds are very low. Today we want you to walk through this protected cyber sidewalk. That is why we will show you the 5 best tips to guarantee the security of your website that if or if you have to comply. Not only is losing your page, but it is also much more.
DO YOU STILL THINK YOUR WEBSITE IS SAFE? THINK TWICE
The problem of Internet security is very serious. Do you think that only the affected pages will have consequences? You’re wrong. Imagine you have a virtual store, you suffer an attack and your database is stolen. How many clients will be harmed by this information theft? Everybody.
Credit card numbers, places of residence, Identification Number, billing, even delivery dates will fall into the hands of malicious subjects. These cybercriminals will use your customers’ data for whatever they want. From phishing to unauthorized purchases.
What will be the consequences for your company? Loss of money, time and confidence. The latter is even more painful than the others because your users will be reduced, if you are lucky, to a few. In addition, you will leave printed in your memory that your brand is simply not reliable. Thousands of hours spent creating a community of followers, destroyed in an attack. What kind? We explain it to you below.
FROM SCAPEGOATS TO KIDNAPPINGS, THESE ARE THE MOST FREQUENT CYBER ATTACKS
Sun Tzu in the art of war writes a very important phrase to go one step ahead of the cyberattacks on your website: “Know yourself, know your enemy and you will succeed in battle.”
Cybercriminals, although witty, have robbery patterns. Learning what they are will prepare you to fight them. These that we will mention below are the most frequent:
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS): It consists of a falsification of the website through a vulnerability in the programming language. That is, the cybercriminal uses a website security opening to impersonate your page by one of its servers. When one of your customers enters this forgery, the cybercriminal will steal your username and password.
SQL Injection: The SQL code is responsible for schematizing the entire database on your page. This attack lies in injecting an expiatory database to get the real information. If the attack is satisfactory, the subject may steal all stored information from your users. And in turn, you will have the password and the user of your hosting, so you will get total control over your page.
Ransomware: This is a new technique but the most damaging today. It consists of encrypting all the information on your website and then asking for a reward in cryptocurrencies to retrieve it. If you do not access, they will publish the data of your users and your website.
DDoS attack: The hosting of your website has a maximum bandwidth allowed. DDoS attacks take advantage of this limit to slow down the server making it impossible for your users to navigate your site. How do they do that? By sending directly and from different places a large amount of empty information overloads the system.
5 TIPS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF YOUR WEBSITE
So far, you know the tricks of computer thieves and the serious consequences. What remains is to shield the security of your website to ensure that you are not another number in the statistics:
KEEP THE STRUCTURE OF YOUR WEB PAGE UPDATED
In this race to increase the security of your website, updating is essential. Cybercriminals are elusive and every day they perfect their techniques to exploit your vulnerability.
The vast majority of current web pages work under a CMS (content manager) such as Magento, WordPress, or Joomla. And these are updated every month. The most recommended is to perform these updates periodically and manually to prevent your website from collapsing due to incompatibility.
HIRE A HOSTING THAT GUARANTEES WEBSITE SECURITY
Although the programming language of your website has a harmful opening a good hosting site, it will not allow cybercriminal access. Normally these hosts encrypt your database and in turn, increase the security to enter the root of your site.
Not only will they analyze the accuracy of your password, but they will also use two-step verification or biometric verification. On the other hand, in case of a DDoS attack, the hosting company will block malicious attacks allowing real users to enter your site without difficulties.
IMPLEMENT AN HTTPS PROTOCOL
The hypertext transfer protocol is a security certificate that guarantees the protection of your website. This figure authenticates and maintains the integrity of your users’ data. You don’t know if you have it? Enter your page from a browser and see if a lock appears on the left side in your address box. If so, you already have the certificate, but run and get it now.
This certificate does not allow cybercriminals to exploit the vulnerabilities of your page to make an XSS assault. When the browser is redirected to a fake page, a warning will be sent to the user about the attack when they are not on an official server. And this will prevent your customers from being scammed.
USE SECURITY PLUGINS ON YOUR WEBSITE
Unfortunately, if your hosting has security flaws and you don’t have a certificate, the last line in defense is the plugins. These small programs encrypt and increase website security. They will identify the anomalies, defend you and warn you about the problem in progress. Of course, to install it you just have to verify that it is compatible with your CMS and that they are updated to date.
MAKE PERIODIC BACKUPS
Nothing worked, your data was hijacked, it’s thousands of dollars in cryptocurrencies that you don’t own. It doesn’t matter, you have a backup. Although cybercriminals filter your customer data, you will have a duplicate of this information. So you can notify them about the attack and recommend a password change. In addition, you will have the structure of your page intact to act based on your protection protocol and recover the website security.
The data does not lie. You may not be part of the attacks today, but tomorrow you will. Prepare yourself and follow these suggestions so you don’t have a hard time. Avoid headaches and loss of information. Cybercriminals wait in a dark corner of the internet to take a false step. What they don’t expect is that the security of your website will be impassable. For now.